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January 7, 2018 Bus Service Changes

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Here are Service Changes for bus routes by borough. 

Bronx:

Bx16 - Service hours Expanded

The last bus from Norwood now leaves at 12:30 AM instead of 11:30 PM (Tuesday to Sunday), and at 12:00 AM (Monday) instead of 11:00 PM (Sunday)

The last bus from Eastchester now leaves at 1:15 AM instead of 12:15 AM (Tuesday to Sunday), and at 12:45 AM (Monday) instead of 11:45 PM (Sunday)

 

Brooklyn:

X28 - Service Adjustments

Weekdays: The first bus to Sea Gate now leaves at 2:55 PM instead of 3:05 PM 

Weekdays: The last bus to Sea Gate now leaves at 8:30 PM instead of 8:40 PM

Weekdays: The 5:18 PM trip from Worth Street will be discontinued

Weekdays: The current 6:54 PM trip from Worth Street will originate at 23 Street at 6:39 PM

PM rush and Evening: Earlier departures from 57 Street

 

X38 - Service Adjustments

The first trip from 57 Street will now depart at 3:35 PM instead of 3:45 PM

 

Queens:

Q2 - Rush hour service reduction

Slightly less frequent service from 7:20 AM to 8:00 AM towards Jamaica

The 8:04 AM trip from Hollis Avenue & 208 Street to Jamaica-165 Street Bus Terminal has been discontinued

The current 6:37 AM & 7:48 AM trip from Queens Village to 165 Street will depart at 6:38 AM &  7:49 AM (respectively) and terminate at the 179 Street (F) Station

 

Q5 - Service Reduction

The 5:47 AM Weekday trip from Jamaica to Rosedale will instead run to Green Acres Mall

The 5:59 AM Weekday trip from Jamaica to Green Acres Mall has been discontinued 

 

Q15 - Service Addition

A 2:05 PM Weekday trip from 7 Avenue & 151 Street has been added

 

Q17 - Service Reduction

The 3:04 PM, 3:08 PM, 3:12 PM, 3:54 PM, and 3:56 PM Weekday trips from Kissena Boulevard & Horace Harding Expressway to Flushing have been discontinued

 

Q28 - Service Addition

The 7:24 AM Weekday trip from Flushing to Bay Terrace has been split into a 7:23 AM and a 7:25 AM trip. The 7:23 AM trip will run to Francis Lewis Boulevard & 35 Avenue, while the 7:25 AM trip will run to Bay Terrace

 

Q30 - Service Adjustment

The 1:00 PM Weekday trip from QCC to Jamaica will now depart at 12:45 PM 

The 2:32 PM Weekday trip from QCC to Jamaica will now depart at 2:19 PM

The 2:45 PM Weekday trip from QCC to Jamaica will be discontinued

 

Q31 - Additional Service during the AM rush

Service runs every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes from 8 AM to 8:40 AM

 

Q43 LIMITED - Service Span Ends Earlier in the AM

The last bus from Floral Park will depart at 8:58 AM instead of 9:00 AM

 

Q84 - Service Span Increase

The first Weekday trip from Laurelton will depart at 4:35 AM instead of 4:43 AM

 

Q88 - Service Increases

More frequent service from 7-8 AM towards Queens Village

3:01 PM, 3:09 PM, 3:19 PM, and 3:56 PM buses from Horace Harding Expressway and Kissena Boulevard will be discontinued

 

Manhattan:

M31 - Weekday Service Adjustments

Service runs every 6-10 minutes instead of every 10-20 minutes from 5:30 AM to 7:04 AM SB

The 6:08 AM trip from 57 Street & 8 Avenue to Yorkville has been discontinued

Edited by BM5 via Woodhaven

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Can't say I'm surprised at all w/ the Q17 change.... So the fat trimming begins.

Q15/a I've been noticing increases on over time, but the Q28 been a silent assassin.... Easily the most reliable of the Flushing - NE Queens feeders.... Well worth the increases (no matter how slight).

Lol @ still trying to fine tune those QCC Q30's....

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I didn't know that the Q17 and Q88 had trips to Horace Harding and Kissena Blvd. I guess people were passing them up because they don't go all the way to Fresh Meadows, where a lot the 17 and 88 riders were coming from.

I'm not surprised by the Q2 getting service reductions during the morning. The 110 always gets the people bound for Jamaica first while the 2 is just sitting at Belmont Park. By the time it goes into service, it carries air until Hollis Ave.

Edited by NY1635

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It used to be the case that people would slam the 17s as an alternative to the Q25 for Kissena trips within Main St-HHE (and to a lesser extent, the Q27).

Now that both of those routes are overloaded I suspect most people just hoof it to where they're going. They really should beef up Q25/34 service, though.

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It’s possible that the Q5 service change could be a typo and that the 5:59 might be missing. I say this because it’s weird that service from Jamaica goes: 5:02, :17, :32, :47, and then 6:11.

Edited by S78 via Hylan

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4 hours ago, bobtehpanda said:

It used to be the case that people would slam the 17s as an alternative to the Q25 for Kissena trips within Main St-HHE (and to a lesser extent, the Q27).

Now that both of those routes are overloaded I suspect most people just hoof it to where they're going. They really should beef up Q25/34 service, though.

People still slam the 17 as an alternative to the 25 because they think the 17 will get them to Flushing faster, or further down Kissena than the 25 once the traffic sets in.

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51 minutes ago, NY1635 said:

People still slam the 17 as an alternative to the 25 because they think the 17 will get them to Flushing faster, or further down Kissena than the 25 once the traffic sets in.

Well, yeah, but that's what those trips to HHE/Kissena are for.

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11 hours ago, NY1635 said:

I didn't know that the Q17 and Q88 had trips to Horace Harding and Kissena Blvd. I guess people were passing them up because they don't go all the way to Fresh Meadows, where a lot the 17 and 88 riders were coming from.

 

Neither did I. I just assumed they had the trips from 188th & HHE. I would assume those trips were designed for schoolkids or something, and they put them on the tripper schedule or something.

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33 minutes ago, bobtehpanda said:

Well, yeah, but that's what those trips to HHE/Kissena are for.

The MTA decided to end those HHE/Kissena trips because while those going to Flushing are gunning for the 17, there's a long line of people at Main between Roosevelt Avenue and 39th Avenue for that same 17 to Fresh Meadows and Hillside Ave.

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On 12/29/2017 at 9:52 AM, NY1635 said:

I didn't know that the Q17 and Q88 had trips to Horace Harding and Kissena Blvd.

 

They never had trips to Horace Harding and Kissena. What they do have is the following...

 

(1)  Q17 short trips that begin (northbound) or end (southbound) at 188/HH. 

 

(2)  Q17 school-day-only northbound trippers from Francis Lewis High School (operated by CS Depot).

 

(3)  Q88 school-day-only eastbound trippers in the morning from the Mall to HH/Utopia or HH/F. Lewis (for school arrivals).

 

(4)  Q88 school-day-only westbound trippers from St. Francis Prep, Francis Lewis H.S., or John Bowne H.S., plus a handful of trippers from HH/Kissena for Queens College surges.

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Posted (edited)

I found another change, from tripplanner+ (the MTA site)

QM11 downtown-bound trips are restructured in the AM as follows (all times are departures from Forest Hills):

15 minute headways between 6:30 and 7:00 (down from 20 minutes), 10 minute headways (unchanged)  7:00 to 7:30, 15 minute headways 7:30 to 8:00 (up from 10-12 minutes), unchanged after 8:00

First trip leaves at 6:30 instead of 6:40

New 6:45 trip

7:40 and 7:52 trips combined into a new 7:45 trip

The 8:05 trip now departs at 8:00

PM trips to Forest Hills remain unchanged

Edited by RestrictOnTheHanger

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37 minutes ago, RestrictOnTheHanger said:

I found another change, from tripplanner+ (the MTA site)

QM11 downtown-bound trips are restructured in the AM as follows (all times are departures from Forest Hills):

15 minute headways between 6:30 and 7:00 (down from 20 minutes), 10 minute headways (unchanged)  7:00 to 7:30, 15 minute headways 7:30 to 8:00 (up from 10-12 minutes), unchanged after 8:00

First trip leaves at 6:30 instead of 6:40

New 6:45 trip

7:40 and 7:52 trips combined into a new 7:45 trip

The 8:05 trip now departs at 8:00

PM trips to Forest Hills remain unchanged

They haven't changed the QM11 schedule though on the website...

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12 hours ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

They haven't changed the QM11 schedule though on the website...

I saw that. Not sure why it only appears on tripplanner and google but not in a formal pdf schedule. I used Jan 9 2018 for the date

 

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On 1/1/2018 at 9:32 AM, RestrictOnTheHanger said:

I found another change, from tripplanner+ (the MTA site)

QM11 downtown-bound trips are restructured in the AM as follows (all times are departures from Forest Hills):

15 minute headways between 6:30 and 7:00 (down from 20 minutes), 10 minute headways (unchanged)  7:00 to 7:30, 15 minute headways 7:30 to 8:00 (up from 10-12 minutes), unchanged after 8:00

First trip leaves at 6:30 instead of 6:40

New 6:45 trip

7:40 and 7:52 trips combined into a new 7:45 trip

The 8:05 trip now departs at 8:00

PM trips to Forest Hills remain unchanged

 

On 1/1/2018 at 10:09 AM, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

They haven't changed the QM11 schedule though on the website...

 

There are paper signs up on the CP express buses about this change.  

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MTA Bus Company Changes were recently posted, so besides the QM11 change (which has been discussed above), these changes will occur on January 8

 

BM4 - Schedule Changes

The 6:30 AM ALL STOPS Weekday trip from Gerritsen Beach will depart at 6:25 AM

The 6:50 AM Midtown Super Express from Gerritsen Beach will depart at 6:40 AM

 

BxM9 - Service Span Increase

A new trip will be added departing Throggs Neck at 4:45 AM on Weekdays

 

Q6 - Multiple Service Changes

A new 5:50 AM LIMITED trip from JFK will be added

The current 5:50 AM local trip from JFK will depart at 5:55 AM

More trips originating from Sutphin Blvd & Rockaway Blvd in the early AM rush

The 3:25 PM Weekday trip from 165 Street and the 3:32 PM Weekday trip from Sutphin Blvd & 91 Avenue will be consolidated into a 3:20 PM departure from Jamaica

An additional 3:40 PM trip from Sutphin Boulevard will be added

Southbound PM rush service will change, so that 2 buses depart Sutphin Blvd & 91 Avenue, with one short-turning at Rockaway Boulevard

 

Q19 - Service Span Increase

The last trip from Flushing will depart at 9:00 PM (instead of 8:30 PM Weekdays/8:00 PM Weekends)

The last weekday trip from Astoria will depart at 8:15 PM (instead of 7:45 PM Weekdays/7:15 PM Weekends)

 

Q38 - Service Increases

A new 5;32 AM NB Weekday trip from Rego Park will be added

The 5:50 AM NB Weekday trip from Rego Park will be split into a 5:44 AM and 5:56 AM trip

 

 Q102 - Route Now Serves Cornell Tech

 

QM24 - AM Service Reduction

Departures from Glendale leave 2 minutes earlier in the AM

The 7:55 AM and 8:05 AM trips will be consolidated into a 7:58 AM trip

 

QM25 - AM Service Expansion

New trips to Downtown added at 6:00 AM, 6:35 AM, and 7:15 AM

The 6:15 AM trip will depart at 6:20 AM

The 6:45 AM trip will depart at 6:50 AM

 

QM34 - AM Service Reduction

First trip leaves at 6:05 AM instead of 6:00 AM

Service between 6 and 7 AM operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

The 8:00 AM trip has been eliminated

The 8:20 AM and 8:40 AM trips will be consolidated into an 8:30 AM trip

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18 hours ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

MTA Bus Company Changes were recently posted, so besides the QM11 change (which has been discussed above), these changes will occur on January 8

 

BM4 - Schedule Changes

The 6:30 AM ALL STOPS Weekday trip from Gerritsen Beach will depart at 6:25 AM

The 6:50 AM Midtown Super Express from Gerritsen Beach will depart at 6:40 AM

 

BxM9 - Service Span Increase

A new trip will be added departing Throggs Neck at 4:45 AM on Weekdays

 

Q6 - Multiple Service Changes

A new 5:50 AM LIMITED trip from JFK will be added

The current 5:50 AM local trip from JFK will depart at 5:55 AM

More trips originating from Sutphin Blvd & Rockaway Blvd in the early AM rush

The 3:25 PM Weekday trip from 165 Street and the 3:32 PM Weekday trip from Sutphin Blvd & 91 Avenue will be consolidated into a 3:20 PM departure from Jamaica

An additional 3:40 PM trip from Sutphin Boulevard will be added

Southbound PM rush service will change, so that 2 buses depart Sutphin Blvd & 91 Avenue, with one short-turning at Rockaway Boulevard

 

Q19 - Service Span Increase

The last trip from Flushing will depart at 9:00 PM (instead of 8:30 PM Weekdays/8:00 PM Weekends)

The last weekday trip from Astoria will depart at 8:15 PM (instead of 7:45 PM Weekdays/7:15 PM Weekends)

 

Q38 - Service Increases

A new 5;32 AM NB Weekday trip from Rego Park will be added

The 5:50 AM NB Weekday trip from Rego Park will be split into a 5:44 AM and 5:56 AM trip

 

 Q102 - Route Now Serves Cornell Tech

 

QM24 - AM Service Reduction

Departures from Glendale leave 2 minutes earlier in the AM

The 7:55 AM and 8:05 AM trips will be consolidated into a 7:58 AM trip

 

QM25 - AM Service Expansion

New trips to Downtown added at 6:00 AM, 6:35 AM, and 7:15 AM

The 6:15 AM trip will depart at 6:20 AM

The 6:45 AM trip will depart at 6:50 AM

 

QM34 - AM Service Reduction

First trip leaves at 6:05 AM instead of 6:00 AM

Service between 6 and 7 AM operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

The 8:00 AM trip has been eliminated

The 8:20 AM and 8:40 AM trips will be consolidated into an 8:30 AM trip

b103  flatlands  bound from flatbush  weeknights 11p-12a  15 min instead of 20 and last bus leaves cadman plaza at 130 instead of 115.

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On 1/6/2018 at 8:28 AM, Q43LTD said:

Slowly but surely for the Q6 and 19

Word. The Q19 definitely could use that span extension.

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Took em long enough to realize more & more people are getting fed up with the Q66.... Some of us on here have been clamoring for a Q19 span expansion from jump.

So much wasted potential with that route...

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4 hours ago, B35 via Church said:

Took em long enough to realize more & more people are getting fed up with the Q66.... Some of us on here have been clamoring for a Q19 span expansion from jump.

So much wasted potential with that route...

I feel like people in Flushing take whether bus comes first. But I still think the Q19 could add one more trip to 9:30PM as Q66 on Weekends especially is jammed pack front to back after the last Q19 leaves at about 8PM

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7 minutes ago, Mtatransit said:

I feel like people in Flushing take whether bus comes first. But I still think the Q19 could add one more trip to 9:30PM as Q66 on Weekends especially is jammed pack front to back after the last Q19 leaves at about 8PM

The prevalence is still for the Q66.... More people are gravitating towards the Q19 though, which AFAIC is a good thing......

If a Q19 pulls up before a Q66, you'll find more people on the line stepping to the side to let those that want the Q19 board, compared to the opposite situation (if a Q66 pulls up first, there'll be less people still on the line after that Q66 leaves)....

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Posted (edited)

So glad to see more service added on the QM25 even though I no longer live in the area to take it.  The first 3 buses were absolutely swamped in the mornings and on some days it was SRO while 6th avenue, and especially 3rd avenue service was running only a half full bus.   

Now if only the MTA could move some money around and add a Wall Street QM2/20 bus.

Edited by ViaWaterViaChurch

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The first day of the QM11 schedule change went ok. The new 745 combined run had nearly a full load and the drivers were all on time.

 

Better than the previous drivers leaving late and bunching. Though if a run is missed or late on a 15 minute headway, way worse than what happens on a 10 minute headway. 

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